Thiem suffers a lot from Bolt and Zverev passes easily

first_imgDominic Thiem and Alexander Zverev, fifth and seventh favorites of the Australian Open, went to the third spherical with very totally different sensations. The Austrian wanted 5 units to beat the native Alex Bolt (6-2, 5-7, 6-7 (5), 6-1 and 6-2), whereas the German removed three of Belarusian Egor Gerasimov.Thiem had a exhausting time counteracting Bolt’s enthusiasm, which had eradicated Spaniard Albert Ramos within the first spherical, who solely hit his knee after three hours and 22 minutes of preventing. The 56 profitable pictures of Dominic and the actual fact of constructing half the errors that the aussie (31-60), had been some keys to his suffered triumph. He’ll face American Fritz or South African Anderson on Saturday.Zverev, in the meantime, cleared the ghosts of previous failures and dispatched Gerasimov in 2h: 19. The Teuton received 86% of factors with first providers and 68% with seconds, figures that allowed him to lose solely as soon as his serve and within the third set, when he already had the sport fully dominated. The winner of the duel between Georgian Basilashvili and Spanish Verdasco awaits him.Andrey Rublev (17th) didn’t battle to beat Japanese Yuichi Sugita in three units (6-2, 6-3 and 7-6 (5) in 1h: 53. The Russian, who has already received two tournaments so little this season, reaches for the second time the third spherical of the event, one 12 months after having fallen within the first. Your rival won’t be simple. That is the Belgian David Goffin, which surprisingly difficult a celebration that had on observe and suffered greater than the invoice to beat the Frenchman Pierre-Hugues Herbert (6-1, 6-4, 4-6, 1-6 and 6-Three in 3h: 06. Gael Monfils (10th) knew the right way to play the highly effective and veteran 40-year-old punch Ivo Karlovic, and beat the Croatian 4-6, 7-6 (8), 6-4 and 7-5 in 2h: 32. To take action he endured a downpour of 17 direct serves and 61 winners, and with two breaks he took a labored victory. The Frenchman will face the Latvian Ernst Gulbis, who regardless of the wear and tear and tear of getting performed the earlier one was imposed on Slovenian Aljaz Bedene 7-5, 6-3 and 6-2.The enormous John Isner (19º) imposed his firepower to fry the Chilean Alejandro Tabilo with 32 aces, who received 6-4, 6-3 and 6-Three in 84 minutes. A beating that clasped with 58 profitable strokes in complete and with out giving up a single choice to interrupt his rival. He’ll face within the third around the Swiss Wawrinka (15th), who spent the time to beat the Italian Seppi (4.6, 7-5, 6-3, 3-6 and 6-4).Karen Khachanov was about to go to the road, however endured earlier than the Swedish Mikael Ymer and beat him in 5 units in a recreation resolved within the dramatic superdempampa to 10 factors: 6-2, 2-6, 6-4, 3- 6 and 7-6 (8) at 4:34. It’s already the longest match of the event. With this length the numbers of winners and errors entice consideration by excessive. The Russian added 62 and 71, respectively, and because of his suffered triumph they are going to be seen within the third spherical with native idol Nick Kyrgios, who received snarled a bit earlier than beating Frenchman Gilles Simon 6-2, 6-4, 4-6 and 7-5 in 2h: 49. Outcomes of the ladies’s group of the Australian Open.last_img read more

WCD villages still without potable water

first_imgOne week after it was reported that several villages on the West Coast of Demerara (WCD) are without potable water, the supply has not yet been restored in the majority of these areas and villagers are still sourcing water from nearby trenches.Councillor of Constituency Number Four, Poorandai Sukhu, informed Guyana Times on Saturday that there has been no improvement in the situation at Zeelugt for the past seven days.“The situation is the same. We ain’t get no improvement in the community with the water. People still have to use the trench to get water,” Sukhu said.Residents indicated that it is evident that the Guyana Water Incorporated (GWI) has made no effort whatsoever to have the water supply restored. On some days, a few houses are fortunate to have a very slow supply but this does not remedy the situation for the villagers.“Late in the night, then you might be lucky to get it very slow and maybe early in the morning like 03:30h, but it just dripping so that can’t really do anything.”Sukhu told Guyana Times last week that hundreds of persons from her district were affected by the unreliable water supply from the utility company. Although they have been without potable water in the past, this has been the longest period.“The entire village is without water. The residents have to go by the trench to dip water to do their chores. They have a pump station in Vergenoegen and since then we’ve been having this problem. We write GWI and they replied that they will fix the problem but the problem is getting worse.”The number of hours for which water was supplied was also reduced two years ago, followed by poor water quality, which is often deemed unfit for domestic chores.“The water is not clear. It’s reddish, sometimes it’s muddy and sometimes you can’t use it because it causing itching on the children and the adults as well.”Meanwhile, in the Meten-Meer-Zorg area, the supply was restored a few days ago and it has since been consistent.“So far, we are getting back water. A few days back they put it on back and since then, it didn’t cut off,” Diana Ahmad, a resident, said.When this publication contacted GWI for a comment on the matter, all calls went unanswered. After many letters by the affected residents, they have no confidence that this matter will be resolved in the coming days since no explanation was given.last_img read more

Carifesta XIV wraps up in a kaleidoscope of colours

first_img─ Antigua and Barbuda to host Carifesta XVCarifesta XIV, held in Trinidad and Tobago, closed in a kaleidoscope of colours befitting this diverse festival. The honour of hosting the next event has been bestowed on Antigua and Barbuda.Trinidad and Tobago’s Minister of Community Development, Culture and the Arts, Dr Nyan Gadsby-Dolly presents the baton to Antigua and Barbuda’s Minister of Sports, Culture, National Festivals and the Arts, Daryll Matthew, to host Carifesta XV in 2021In brief remarks, during the closing ceremony held at Queen’s Park Savannah, Assistant Secretary-General of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Dr Douglas Slater said that this year’s festival has added a meaningful chapter to Carifesta’s history, whilst raising the bar.“Carifesta XIV has been a very vibrant and exciting experience of sharing and showcasing our rich Caribbean culture and that of many visiting artists and experts outside of our region… we know that a mega-concert such as Carifesta is no simple task and no matter how many times it has been hosted before, every edition brings new experiences and challenges but also opportunities to learn and improve the festival,” he explained.According to Slater, Trinidad as this year’s host country has created a welcoming embrace and an environment where both the cultural and creative attributes provided by all participating delegations became the main focus. This, he added, is the true meaning of Carifesta.Trinidad and Tobago’s Minister of Community Development, Culture and the Arts, Dr Nyan Gadsy-Dolly said the country has once more proudly demonstrated its cultural artistry while upholding the festival’s objectives.“For the past ten days, this festival impacted the way we valued Caribbean identity and shifted our paradigms… we set out on a mission to take our Caribbean film, dance, music, theatre, visual arts, symposium, literary arts, food and fashion and meticulously devise an impactful plan to the people and diaspora,” she added.As the baton now passes to Antigua and Barbuda, that island’s Minister of Sports, Culture, National Festivals and the Arts, Daryll Matthew said the country is quite eager to assume the mantle of hosting Carifesta XV.“In two short years (2021), Antigua and Barbuda will have the opportunity to continue this rich tradition of the Caribbean, it will coincide with the nation’s 40 post-Independence era… Antigua and Barbuda is the Caribbean; no other country in our region can boast that their society has the cosmopolitan mix of the Caribbean people as Antigua and Barbuda, so, in fact, we will be welcoming you all back home,” Minister Matthew noted. This festival, he said, will allow the country to “harness the awareness of the people and the attention of the collective diaspora to play a greater role to unite people. It will also capitalise on the country’s uniqueness as an economic and cultural juggernaut”.This year’s event in the twin-island republic was hosted under the theme “Connect, Share, Invest”.last_img read more

Spring league basketball season reaches conclusion

first_imgIn the junior division white defeated red 48-32. The MVP for white was Celine Quigley and the coach’s choice was Shannon McBrearty. Red’s MVP was Micah Gladysz and the coach’s choice was Iris Wenger.The game between yellow and green ended in a 49-49 draw. The MVP for yellow was Duncan Ross and the coach’s choice was Raya Heinrichs. The MVP for green was Bruce Nearhood and the coach’s choice was Laci Jackson.The final game in the junior division was also a tie as the game between blue and black ended at 37-37. The MVP of blue was Earl Concepcin and the coach’s choice was Krystina Rae. The MVP of black was Jacob Ziebart and the coach’s choice was Stephanie Gilbert.- Advertisement -In senior girls play Sunlife beat D. Bauer 51-40. The MVP of Sunlife was Robyn Devariola and the coach’s choice was Karlyn Peterson. The MVP for D. Bauer was Allyson Knight and the coach’s choice was Jamie Harder.Motive 7 edged Jiffy Lube 36-35. Motive 7’s MVP was Tori Coulter and the coach’s choice as Kirsten Beech. The MVP for Jiffy Lube was Bucky Hedges and the coach’s choice was Claire Turner.In the senior boys division D. Bauer just got past Motive 7 66-65. The MVP for D. Bauer was Garet Whitford and the coach’s choice was Kameron Furlong. The MVP for Motive 7 was Jake Chong and the coach’s choice went to Ezra Lainsbury.Advertisement Sunlife won over Jiffy Lube 72-62. The MVP for Sunlife was Logan Harger and the coach’s choice was Steven Smith. The MVP for Jiffy Lube was Bryce Legg and the coach’s choice was Lucas Ziebart.last_img read more

Monk hails Fabianski’s ‘great reaction’ save to keep Swansea clean sheet

first_imgGarry Monk heaped praise on Lukasz Fabianski’s “great reaction” double save that ensured Swansea kept a clean sheet in their 2-0 win over Leicester.The Jacks cruised to victory thanks to Wilfried Bony’s brace, but deep into injury-time Andy King’s header was first brilliantly palmed away by the Polish goalkeeper, before Esteban Cambiasso somehow hit the post from just a yard out and the 29-year-old scrambed the ball to safety.And reflecting on his keeper’s heroics, Monk said: “The player probably should have scored but it’s a great reaction to get back and claw it out. It was just rewards for him and the defence.“In the second half they had to stand up to everything Leicester threw at them and they stood up well. They limited them to shots from distance.“We should have done a bit better on the counter but overall we deserved the three points. We were very clinical and that’s what we spoke about being before the game.”last_img read more

Exclusive – Steve McClaren’s appointment hasn’t had desired impact at Newcastle, insists former Magpies defender

first_imgFormer Newcastle defender Olivier Bernard believes the appointment of Steve McClaren as head coach has failed to have the desired positive impact on Magpies’ supporters.McClaren replaced interim boss John Carver at the helm at the end of last season after the Toon narrowly avoided relegation with a final day victory over West Ham.The introduction of the former England manager was expected to revitalise the club but, with no new signings so far this summer, Bernard feels the malaise surrounding St James’ Park in the final third of the campaign is still lingering.“I think everyone is disheartened. Signing Steve McClaren should be a good signing and people should be buzzing,” the 35-year-old told The Sports Bar.“The fact is the politics haven’t changed because nobody has been signed. There’s hope because it is a fantastic club and he has a great pedigree, but they now need to start approaching players.”Newcastle came within touching distance of Champions League qualification in the 2011/12 season but, after several underwhelming campaigns and a close escape from the drop last term, fans’ expectations have had to be adjusted.And Bernard, who made over 100 appearances for the Magpies in two spells at the club, insists a mid-table finish would be viewed as a successful campaign.He added: “Nobody expects Newcastle to be in the top ten after the last season, so near mid-table would be good enough.“I don’t think the fans expect much – they won’t be fighting relegation if they get a couple of these players they are being linked with.”last_img read more

Man United could appoint Mourinho before March, boost for Man City’s Pogba chase and MORE!

first_imgHere are the top transfer-related stories in Monday’s newspapers…Manchester United could appoint Jose Mourinho before the end of the month, with reports claiming they could sack under-fire Louis van Gaal and hire the ex-Chelsea boss before their next league game against Arsenal on February 28. (The Sun)It is also claimed the Dutchman has taken a short-term lease on a new home in Manchester as uncertainty over his future continues. (The Sun)Manchester City’s chances of signing 22-year-old Juventus star Paul Pogba have been boosted after financial restrictions forced Barcelona to pull out of an £85million deal to sign the France midfielder. (Daily Mirror)Pogba’s agent Mino Raiola has denied claims his client had his heart set on a move to the Nou Camp. (Daily Express)Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal has said he had to convince the club’s board to sign 31-year-old German midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger last summer. ( Moyes has warned his successor as Manchester United boss Van Gaal that failure to qualify for the Champions League will not be accepted by the club. (Sky Sports)Newcastle might sack manager Steve McClaren because owner Mike Ashley does not want to risk being relegated. (Bleacher Report)And here are the latest headlines…??‘There is a God and Danny Welbeck is an angel!’ Arsenal fans hail their match-winner‘I feel humiliation’ – Remi Garde blasts Aston Villa after 6-0 embarrassment against Liverpool‘Tottenham could win a league title before Gareth Bale!’ Supporters react to their win over Man CityManuel Pellegrini blasts referee Mark Clattenburg after Manchester City are beaten by TottenhamArsenal FC: ‘I’ve got tears in my eyes – the title is ours!’ Fans think they’re on the cusp of glory‘It’s too early to start speaking about the title’, says Tottenham’s Mauricio Pochettino after Manchester City victoryAston Villa FC news: Joleon Lescott apologises for ‘accidental’ tweet following 6-0 defeat to LiverpoolGuus Hiddink: Chelsea must make ‘wise decisions’ with John Terry’s fitness ahead of Paris Saint-Germain clashJamie Vardy: The Movie – Fairytale film plans ‘in place’, reveals Leicester strikerlast_img read more

Soccer is in Cox’s blood

first_img Upstart Knight also figures to be in the mix. The third-year school doesn’t have a senior class, but it features several talented players, including sophomore midfielder/forward Lauren Carr, junior center midfielder Daniela DeLeon and sophomore defender Nancy Marquez. Cox is slowly returning to form after suffering broken fibula and tibia bones playing indoor soccer last May. A surgical repair of the injuries included the insertion of a 14-inch rod in her shin. “It put me out for a long time, so right now my focus is on getting my touch back,” she said. At full strength, the swift and powerful Cox is a dynamic playmaker and one of the league’s most exciting players. “She’s a great playmaker who prides herself on assisting other goalscorers,” longtime Quartz Hill coach Maury Cauchon said. “She’s a great teammate, and she’s well-accepted by everyone.” Cox expects to fully regain her feel for the game by the time the Rebels open league play in January, which she hopes will put her back on the scholarship map after missing valuable club exposure. “When you’re out for six months, you stop getting letters from colleges,” she said. “Now I’m trying to come back.” Cox said her goal is to play for a Division I program. Her relationship with Cal State Fullerton coach Ali Khosroshahin, whom she knows from following Kellie’s career, figures to give her a foot in the door. She does after all have a tradition to uphold. “It’s nice to have my name out there before even I got here,” Cox said. Gideon Rubin, (818) 713-3607 FIVE TO WATCH Shannon Cox, Jr., MF, Quartz Hill Janet Mendez, Sr., MF, Highland Aja Mandrell, Sr., F, Quartz Hill Farrin Townley, Sr., MF, Highland Lauren Carr, Soph., MF/F, Knight160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORERose Parade grand marshal Rita Moreno talks New Year’s Day outfit and ‘West Side Story’ remake Kellie Cox just concluded her career at Cal State Fullerton, where she was selected the Big West Conference Co-Offensive Player of the Year this fall. Jodie Cox went to Fullerton on a softball scholarship. “It’s pressure, but it’s good pressure,” Shannon Cox said. “It’s not really that competitive, it’s just that I aspire to be like them.” Cox, a junior center midfielder, is an elite-level amateur player who is involved in the prestigious Olympic Development Program. She has a strong supporting cast that includes senior forward Aja Mandrell, senior midfielder Kelsie Banks, and senior fullback Kia Barnett. The Rebels figure to face a difficult challenge from Highland, which returns several important players, including senior midfielders Janet Mendez and Farrin Townley. Mendez is a member of Mexico’s national team. QUARTZ HILL – Shannon Cox isn’t the only Quartz Hill High girls’ soccer player eager to prod the Rebels back atop the Golden League after rival Highland ended its seven-year title reign last season. She just happens to have added incentive. Cox is the last in line of a family steeped in school tradition. She is the younger sister of multisport standouts Jodie and Kellie, both of whom played during the program’s dominance that began in the early 1990s, with the Rebels winning 10 league titles in a 12-year span. “It’s very personal,” Shannon Cox said. “I feel like I’ve got to keep up the tradition.” last_img read more

Manufacturers investigate lightning-struck wind turbine

first_imgAn investigation has been launched into the circumstances around which a large wind turbine in Inishowen was damaged.It is believed that lightning struck a nacelle of the 94 metre-long turbine at a windfarm in Crockbrack Hill, Meanletterbale, Inishowen.reNEWS reports that German company Enercon is carrying out a full analysis of the turbine in an attempt to determine the extent of the damage and the conditions under which it was mangled. The site has been secured to ensure that there is no risk to public safety during the investigation.Manufacturers investigate lightning-struck wind turbine was last modified: January 20th, 2018 by Elaine McCalligShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:enerconInishowenwind turbinelast_img read more

Cape Town tops with British Airways

first_imgCape Town’s range of luxurious hotels andspectacular scenery make it one of thetop tourist destinations in the world.(Image: Jeff Barbee, image library) MEDIA CONTACTS • Stephen ForbesMeropa Communications+27 21 683 6464Nicky RehbockCape Town is one of British Airways passengers’ favourite international destinations, an impromptu study of global booking trends has revealed.Although the 2010 Fifa World Cup undoubtedly contributed to the trend, with 34 000 passengers flying from London to South Africa during the month-long event, “demand for flights to Cape Town was on the rise even before the tournament”, said BA’s commercial manager in South Africa, Sue Botes.Airline spokesperson Stephen Forbes said the World Cup success built on the city’s 2009/10 summer season, when Cape Town emerged as one of the 10 most popular destinations for BA passengers flying from London.Preliminary estimates by the South Africa’s Department of Home Affairs reveal that more than 1-million foreign tourists entered the country in June and July 2010, which puts BA’s portion of arrivals at about 3.4%.The London-to-Cape Town route is busiest from November to March, the height of the South African summer, when BA ups its number of weekly flights to the city from seven to 13.Cape Town is largely a leisure destination, so demand is seasonal. Johannesburg, on the other hand, is a popular business centre, so BA’s services for that city are pretty constant throughout the year, Forbes said.Already, reservations for flights to Cape Town “look very good” for the upcoming season, Botes said.A hit with World Cup visitorsCape Town’s popularity was also revealed in a recent poll by the Western Cape government and Cape Town Routes Unlimited (CTRU), which markets the city as a tourist drawcard.It showed that 96% of visitors during the World Cup had a more positive perception of the city than before, and that 32% would visit it and the rest of the Western Cape province again after the tournament. An additional 66% of tourists said they planned to bring their families along on their next trip to Cape Town.The majority of visitors gave their World Cup experience of Cape Town a nine out of 10, which was in the category of “very good” to “excellent”.A visit to Table Mountain was the best part of the trip for 42% of the respondents, while 34% of the tourists liked Cape Point the most. Other highlights included sampling the many fine wines produced in the province and meeting South Africa’s “friendly and helpful people”, the poll found.Olympic bidWith Cape Town well established as a top international attraction, there is talk of the city bidding to host the 2020 Olympics.Speaking at a council meeting on 28 July, mayor Dan Plato said many South Africans are keen for Cape Town to host the games in a decade’s time.“People feel that, based on our World Cup success, Cape Town should bid for the Olympics. It seems like the next logical step, but it requires careful thought, not an emotional response.“The World Cup is staged by a country, the Olympics by only one city. It would be inconceivable to host it without support and guaranteed funding from the national government.”Plato also said there were many matters to consider before making the final decision on the bid.“We will first complete our debriefing of the World Cup. We will then take stock of our service delivery priorities, which include poverty alleviation, housing and services. Next we will do a gap analysis to ascertain the facilities, venues and services required to host the Olympics, against what Cape Town currently has.“We must establish what it will take and cost to provide the rest, and whether hosting will contribute to our long-term goals as a city. Finally, we must be certain of the social, economic and environmental benefits.”Cape Town has already shown flair in attracting major sporting events, such as rugby, cricket and football World Cups, the Indian Professional League cricket and the final 2010 World Cup draw.Every year it hosts the Cape Argus Pick n Pay Cycle Tour – the world’s largest individually timed cycle race – as well as the Two Oceans and Cape Town Marathon, the Cape Town International Jazz Festival and the Cape Town Book Fair.Its world-class venues, diverse natural beauty and hospitable people are key ingredients in pulling off these off, the mayor said.Keen interest from AsiaWeekly surveys done by Cape Town Tourism during the World Cup revealed that the majority of visitors were from the UK and US, but there were significant numbers from previously untapped markets such as South America and the Far East, where efforts to further promote the city are already under way.A number of Cape Town and Western Cape tourism organisations participated in trade workshops in China, Hong Kong, Korea and Japan from 22 to 30 July, and high on the agenda were the province’s upgraded road networks, transport facilities, five-star hotels and creative cuisine offerings.It was estimated that 1 150 Asian trade and media members would attend the workshops.“Cape Town and the Western Cape experienced a 40% growth in tourism arrivals from China last year, compared to 2008. We must build on this and make even sharper inroads into a market that is regarded as one of the fastest growing outbound tourism markets in the world,” said Calvyn Gilfellan, CEO of CTRU.The appetite for Cape Town and the Western Cape has grown exponentially, said South African Tourism’s Bradley Bouwer, who attended the workshops.“We’ve experienced a definite and real interest in South Africa since the World Cup, and a better response from travel trade and media here,” he said. “This is indeed our moment. What the South African tourism industry needs to do now, is ensure that the country remains the value-for-money destination that it really is.”The workshops came at just the right time as both Japan and South Korea are bidding to host the 2022 Fifa World Cup, while it is rumoured that China may bid for the 2026.This offers a valuable opportunity for the Western Cape to share its 2010 World Cup experiences with these countries, which will hopefully further promote it as an appealing tourism destination.“Through our participation in the workshops, we will ensure that the publicity we received during the World Cup is converted into increased arrivals to our beautiful province,” said Alan Winde, Western Cape MEC for Finance, Economic Development and Tourism.last_img read more